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Lateral view of a Male Baetis (Baetidae) (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #43 in New York
Blue-winged Olives

Tiny Baetis mayflies are perhaps the most commonly encountered and imitated by anglers on all American trout streams due to their great abundance, widespread distribution, and trout-friendly emergence habits.

Lateral view of a Psychodidae True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This wild-looking little thing completely puzzled me. At first I was thinking beetle or month larva, until I got a look at the pictures on the computer screen. I made a couple of incorrect guesses before entomologist Greg Courtney pointed me in the right direction with Psychodidae. He suggested a possible genus of Thornburghiella, but could not rule out some other members of the tribe Pericomini.
27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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Gutcutter on May 26, 2010May 26th, 2010, 2:21 pm EDT
for all of you global warming skeptics out there, check out the unseasonable weather in the northwest.
anybody heading out there this summer will really have to check the flows beforehand...
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Shawnny3 on May 27, 2010May 27th, 2010, 1:04 pm EDT
Wouldn't that more appropriately be called Montana and Washington localized warming, perhaps even Montana and Washington localized and seasonal warming? I mean, global means global. Just saying...

We've had a lot of global cooling going on in Central Pennsylvania this past year. We'll see if it's enough to persuade all the climatologists at Penn State to recant.

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Taxon on May 27, 2010May 27th, 2010, 1:53 pm EDT

Apart from whether it should have been characterized as local, regional, or global, I believe Tony's observation was tongue-in-cheek, as we (in WA, at least) have been suffering through an unseasonably "cold" spell of late.

Of course, global warming may also be somewhat of a misnomer, as even though the average temperature of the planet may increase, that doesn't necessarily mean the average temperature of every location on the planet will increase.

I might have been tempted in the past to say this was just my two cents worth, but given the rate on inflation, it may be actually worth as much as a nickel by now. Or not.
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Shawnny3 on May 27, 2010May 27th, 2010, 3:25 pm EDT
Ah, I didn't catch the irony in his statement. I grow tired of people looking at today's weather for their particular locale and saying either, "See, it's warming!" or "See, it's not warming!"

My apologies, Gutcutter.

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